Deep in the San Diego Union-Tribune's coverage of lobbyist Brent Wilkes, who is "Co-Conspirator No. 1" in the criminal case that brought down Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Hotline uncovers this nugget: Wilkes is said to have run a "hospitality suite with several bedrooms" in Washington, first at the Watergate and then at a hotel on Capitol Hill.The Watergate? Priceless. It would just be too beautiful if a sex scandal that rocked the worse-than-Watergate administration took place in the hotel that was the former Worst President Ever’s undoing.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Was Brent Wilkes, founder of defense contractor ADCS Inc. and apparent director of The Wilkes Foundation (whose website is curiously bereft of content, but which allegedly exists to aid sick children and military families, even though Wilkes’ lobbying activities and association with disgraced Congressman Duke Cunningham may suggest otherwise), running a mobile brothel for the GOP? It certainly looks that way (emphasis mine):